Welcome to the official website of composer Erik Morales!
• Blackbinder implementation begins! Blackbinder versions of Concerto, Concerto for Two Trumpets and Passion Dance are now included with your hard-copy purchases of those pieces. Blackbinder is the most advanced automatic-scrolling sheet music app on the planet. Download it for free at the Apple App Store today and try it out.
• Congratulations to the Greater Dallas Youth Trumpet Ensemble for winning the inaugural 2019 NTC Pre-College Trumpet Ensemble Division with a great performance of “Cityscapes”. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oJCnZB0crpo
• Just wanted to let you all know that I’m currently working on a bunch of new pieces! I just completed a new trumpet quintet for “Takumi” trumpet ensemble from Japan entitled “Celestial Dance”. That piece will be premiered and released in May 2019. I’ve also composed a 14 minute work for Stuttgart City Brass entitled “Ancient City” which will be released in January 2020. And, as usual, FJH Publishing will be releasing a new concert band work as well. Stay tuned for more updates coming…
• The trumpet ensemble from the University of Music Würzburg (Germany) has recorded “Infinite Ascent”. Check it out on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S22ipwqYr8M
Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
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This is an arrangement of the Overture from Mikhail Glinka's opera “Ruslan and Ludmila”. The opera was completed in 1842 and is based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin. The tale describes the abduction of a princess by an evil wizard and the mission of the brave night, Ruslan, to rescue her. The overture is a stunning show of instrumental bravura and acts as a premium showcase for the best musicians. The work is part of the classic orchestral repertoire. This arrangement represents a complete interpretation of the original overture. No musical segments were omitted. The arrangement uses a broad spectrum of trumpet types to allow for representative timbres and the largest possible octave range (4 complete octaves are utilized). For convenience, there is an alternate E-flat Trumpet part that can be used in place of the B-flat Piccolo Trumpet 2 part. This alternate part is given to allow for maximum flexibility in terms of available instrumentation and should be used as a replacement to the B-flat Piccolo Trumpet 2 part (not in addition to). An optional timpani part is also included.
ISMN # 979-0-800118-23-4
Difficulty: College to Pro Level